11th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2017

Ballot 2017

George Kanzler (Hot House, New York City Jazz Record)


  1. Matt Wilson, Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt (Palmetto)
  2. Ranky Tanky, Ranky Tanky (Resilience Music Alliance)
  3. Ernest McCarty, Jr & Jimmie Smith, Reunion Tribute to Erroll Garner (Blujazz)
  4. Dial & Oatts-Rich DeRosa-WDR Big Band, Rediscovered Ellington (Zoho)
  5. John Beasley, MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (Mack Avenue)
  6. Michael Dease, All These Hands (PosiTone)
  7. Russell Malone, Time for the Dancers (HighNote)
  8. Bob Ferrell, Jazztopian Dream (BFM: Bob Ferrell Music)
  9. Jane Ira Bloom, Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline)
  10. Ron Miles, I Am a Man (Yellowbird)


  1. Thelonious Monk, Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Sam/Saga)
  2. Nat "King" Cole, Zurich 1950 (TCB: The Montreux Jazz Label)
  3. Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red, Baltimore 1966 (Uptown)